Body dysmorphic disorder and the celebrities who suffer from it

Megan Fox says she has body dysmorphia: "I have a lot of deep insecurities"

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12/10/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Body image

Most of us have concerns about our physical appearance. Whether it's a muffin top or a crooked nose, it's totally normal to notice our "imperfections." People who suffer from body dysmorphia are so fixated on their flaws, however, that they can no longer see themselves as a whole. When they look in the mirror, it's the only thing they see, and the only thing they think other people see.

This disorder can be debilitating and lead to anxiety and depression. Mental illness is being destigmatized in the 21st century, but issues around appearance and body image are more prevalent than ever.

Even someone who seems completely confident can still suffer, as Megan Fox recently revealed in a joint interview with boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly for British GQ Style. "Yeah, I have body dysmorphia," she remarked. "I have a lot of deep insecurities."

"We may look at somebody and think, 'That person's so beautiful. Their life must be so easy,'" she continued. "They most likely don't feel that way about themselves." Though Fox didn't go into further detail about her body dysmorphia, People notes that she has spoken in the past about other mental health issues, particularly after the release of 'Jennifer's Body' (2009) as she found herself being consistently sexualized in films and media and by the people she worked with.

Click through this gallery to learn more about body dysmorphic disorder and hear from other celebrities who live with it.

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